Course 2010: Drawing for Absolute Beginners (four week class)
Sign up now for the Summer Quarter class, starting in July 2013
When: Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 noon; July 20 through August 10 (four meetings)
NOTE: This course is also available as a 1-day workshop. Click here for details.
Where: University of Washington campus (Seattle branch)
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- General Public: $99 tuition + $10 reg fee = $109
- UW Students: $95 tuition + $5 reg fee = $100
Course description: Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun, step-by-step Seattle drawing class, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together as a unit, or a team. You’ll learn to how to draw objects based on simple shapes, and how to add shading and textures to make your drawings look real and three-dimensional. Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, the class will help. You’ll have fun, learn a lot, and get off to a good start. Most students notice striking improvement in their artwork as the class moves along. Drawing for Absolute Beginners is a good beginning-level class for people who have not drawn before, as well as students would like a refresher in the basics. Note: You do not need to buy or bring any materials to this class. Everything is provided at no cost by the instructor. Instructor: Nils Osmar
Student comments about Drawing for Absolute Beginners
I was the redhead who drove in every week from Tacoma. It was worth it. You really have something going if you can take someone like me and turn me into an artist, well, a beginning artist anyway! But that’s way ahead of where I was. Thanks again Nils! – R.M. (Tacoma)
The class was well organized and you took us along step-by-step. – Mary J. (Redmond)
I liked the opportunity to learn the basics in a non threatening environment. (unsigned; comment submitted online)
Nils, Just wanted to let you know that I completed my application to the Game Animation Certificate program, and as of a week ago received notice of my acceptance. One of my portfolio pieces was a charcoal figure based upon one of the exercises from class – and of course, I’d never touched charcoal before meeting you. Thanks again for all the tips and encouragement! Your classes really helped polish my skills and boost my confidence a great deal. — J.C. (Seattle)
Your teaching style was a pleasure to learn by and I enjoyed your class very much.. – Ruth B. (Seattle)
Thanks for taking some time before the class to help me figure out which class I should take. You weren’t just trying to “sell” me a class, you helped me find the one that would be a good next step for me. – M.J. (Seattle)
About the school
The Drawing for Absolute Beginners class is sponsored by the ASUW Experimental College (a noncredit program of the University of Washington) and Classesandworkshops.com. It’s open to everyone; you don’t have to be a U.W. student to sign up. (This class is paced for adults, and may actually be a little too slow-paced for younger folks, so if an enrollee is under 18, please contact us first to make sure the class is a good “fit” for the student)
Nils Osmar has made his living in the arts since the 1980s, and has taught both accredited and non-accredited classes in Seattle for over twenty years, through the University of Washington’s ASUW Experimental College, Antioch University’s Heritage Institute, Shoreline Community College, and Classesandworkshops.com. His visual art classes and workshops include art classes, drawing classes, painting classes and more. More information
He has worked as a fine and commercial artist, and done book and magazine illustration, design, book covers and interiors. His artwork has been internationally published.
For more Seattle drawing classes, see the Art Classes in Seattle page.
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Sponsored by: Classesandworkshops.com and the UW’s ASUW Experimental College
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